Major Award Movie Sprint (Completists, This One’s For You)

Follow one brave woman’s quest to watch 46 nominated movies in 34 days

Only a crazy person would try to watch all the movies given an Oscar® nomination in the month before the Oscars are awarded, right?

Well, call me crazy.

It’s true – I’m going to attempt to see 46 movies in 34 days. In fact, I’ve tackled this challenge every February for the past dozen or so years. I used to call this movie marathon The Oscar Run, but since the Academy is a little touchy about folks throwing around the word “Oscar,” let’s call this the Major Award Movie Sprint. More…

DivX 2011 Holiday Gift Guide – The Cure for “Present Face”

We all have them in our lives: friends and family members whose quirks are infinitely more mockable than giftable. For those difficultly lovable caricatures, here are our personality-driven present suggestions.

For the Person with Everything:

Sharp LC90LE745 LED Smart TVSharp LC90LE745 90″ LED Smart 3D TV
What to give a 1 percenter known to take some technology risks? No, not a twentieth anniversary Mac or a safe deposit box for that 24 carat gold USB drive. Try the world’s largest LED TV. This 90″ beauty features built-in Wi-Fi, full HD Active 3D, DivX Plus® HD certification and support for BestBuy’s CinemaNow. Oh, did we mention the $10,999.00 MSRP? More…

Zombie IQ Test: Are You Smarter Than the Undead?

Update: Scroll to the bottom of this post to see all the questions and answers!

Maybe it’s because Halloween is coming, or maybe it’s because The Walking Dead returned to AMC recently, but I’ve got zombies on the brain. They’re so creepy yet funny with their rotting flesh, shuffling gait, and blank expressions. As one zombie-battler said in 2004’s Shaun of the Dead:

“Just look at the face: it’s vacant, with a hint of sadness. Like a drunk who’s lost a bet.”

And what’s with that constant craving for brains? No matter how many people they’ve eaten, they’d kill for one more. You never hear a zombie say, “No thanks, I’m full.”

How many zombie movies have you seen? Would you know what to do if faced with the living dead? Answer our daily zombie trivia question and find out. More…

Variety (and Organization) is the Spice of Life

I’ll admit it — I love watching TV. Nothing beats sitting on the couch with my feet up enjoying a new episode of 30 Rock. However, and don’t tell my TV, but I also love watching shows online. There are some amazing, innovative, wild, hilarious and sometimes disturbing shows that I can only find online. This is why I love DivX TV. I get the comforts of my TV plus limitless online content. More…

DivX TV: So Easy, Your Mother Can Use It!

I recently set up a new LG Blu-ray player (BD570) for my in-laws (I’m not only a great son-in-law, it also pained me to see them watching VHS movies on their beautiful new HDTV they bought over a year ago). They had recently decided to upgrade to Blu-ray from their VHS/DVD combo player and if you knew my in-laws, you would understand that this sort of technological shift does not come easy. For example, the first hour was spent explaining how to use the remote control. More…

Summer Movie Bingo

Summertime is here, which means, obviously, big budget movie explosions. Add to your summer movie-going experience by playing bingo with friends to see who will be the first to find a snug superhero costume, angry alien or someone yelling “It’s gonna blow!” (Don’t forget to click on the tiles to find examples for things like “Shia Lebeouf saying ‘No, no, no, no!’”). Check out the interactive bingo card after the break. More…

See Roxio Game Capture in Action (Plus a Giveaway)

We recently received a box in the mail from our friends over at Roxio. When we opened it up, we were thrilled to find several new ‘Roxio Game Capture’ devices. These devices make it super easy to capture game footage from your Xbox 360 and PS3 for editing and sharing. Our favorite part? You can output your videos in the DivX format.

We decided it would be best if we cleared our immediate schedules to do some very important internal testing on our office PS3. Check out our testing as well as some footage we captured from a heated FIFA match after the break. More…

There’s No Crying in Baseball Movie Trivia

Baseball spring training is upon us. In a few short weeks the league will be in full swing and the Pittsburgh Pirates will be mathematically eliminated from the playoffs. Our thoughts turn to the crack of the bat, eating crunchy Cracker Jacks and sitting on our couches watching … well, not actual baseball, but movies about baseball. (Let’s face it, baseball can be a bit slow.)

To prepare for the season test your baseball movie trivia knowledge by seeing how many movies you can name from the quote list below after the break. Remember, there’s no crying in baseball movie trivia. More…

From the Grab Bag: “Freakonomics”

“From the Grab Bag” is written by various members of the DivX team and highlights under-the-radar movies that are available in DivX format.

For a few weeks, friends across the country were living in what had been dubbed: “The Snowpocalypse”. I was seeing daily pictures on Facebook of icicles, blizzards and waist deep snow. Not surprisingly, this “Snowpocalypse” never came to sunny San Diego. Last weekend however, was a different story. It rained for almost an ENTIRE DAY. We even had tiny hail for a minute or two. There was confusion, anger and mass panic. San Diego residents took to Facebook to whine about report the bad weather. As for myself, I took it as an opportunity to stay in with my wife and watch a movie. (SHAMELESS/AWESOME PLUG AHEAD) The convenience of buying the movie online in DivX format meant I could stay inside and, more importantly, stay nice and dry.

I was browsing the DivX video-on-demand catalog and came across the documentary “Freakonomics“. Several friends have raved about the book, but I had never personally taken the time to read it. The documentary described itself as follows: More…